UFC Middleweight Rankings

Men’s Divisions
Heavyweight (265)Light Heavyweight (205) – Middleweight (185) – Welterweight (170)Lightweight (155)Featherweight (145)Bantamweight (135)Flyweight (125)

Women’s Divisions
Women’s Featherweight (145)Women’s Bantamweight (135)Women’s Flyweight (125) –  Women’s Strawweight (115)

Our
Ranking
Fighter  Last 3 FightsNext Fight
2018 UFC Signings:
Ian Heinisch
Anthony Hernandez
Bevon Lewis
Kevin Holland
Adam Yandiev
2018 UFC Cuts:
Ryan Janes
Tim Williams
Thales Leites (retired)
Rob Wilkinson
Magnus Cedenblad
Vitor Miranda
James Bochnovic
Lyoto Machida
Johny Hendricks (retired)
Eric Spicely
Vitor Belfort (retired)
Robert Whittaker
20-4 (11-2 UFC)
W-Yoel Romero (DEC)
W-Yoel Romero (DEC)
W-Ronaldo Souza (TKO)
1Yoel Romero
13-3 (9-2 UFC)
L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
W-Luke Rockhold (KO)
L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
Paulo Costa
UFC on ESPN 3
04/27/2019
2Luke Rockhold
16-4 (6-3 UFC)
L-Yoel Romero (KO)
W-David Branch (TKO)
L-Michael Bisping (KO)
3Kelvin Gastelum
15-3 (10-3 UFC)
W-Ronaldo Souza (DEC)
W-Michael Bisping (KO)
L-Chris Weidman (SUB)
4Ronaldo Souza
26-6 (9-3 UFC)
W-Chris Weidman (KO)
L-Kelvin Gastelum (DEC)
W-Derek Brunson (KO)
5Chris Weidman
14-4 (10-4 UFC)
L-Ronaldo Souza (KO)
W-Kelvin Gastelum (SUB)
L-Gegard Mousasi (TKO)
6Isreal Adesanya
16-0 (5-0 UFC)
W-Anderson Silva (DEC)
W-Derek Brunson (TKO)
W-Brad Tavares (DEC)
7Paulo Henrique Costa
12-0 (4-0 UFC)
W-Uriah Hall (TKO)
W-Johny Hendricks (TKO)
W-Oluwale Bamgbose (TKO)
Yoel Romero
UFC on ESPN 3
04/27/2019
8Anderson Silva
34-9 (17-5 UFC)
L-Israel Adesanya (DEC)
W-Derek Brunson (DEC)
L-Daniel Cormier (DEC)
9Derek Brunson
18-7 (9-5 UFC)
L-Israel Adesanya (TKO)
L-Ronaldo Souza (KO)
W-Lyoto Machida (KO)
Elias Theodorou
UFC on ESPN+ 8
05/04/2019
10Uriah Hall
13-9 (6-7 UFC)
W-Bevon Lewis (KO)
L-Paulo Costa (TKO)
W-Krzysztof Jotko (TKO)
11Jared Cannonier
11-4 (4-4 UFC)
W-David Branch (TKO)
L-Dominick Reyes (TKO)
L-Jan Blachowicz (DEC)
12David Branch
22-5 (4-4 UFC)
L-Jared Cannonier (TKO)
W-Thiago Santos (KO)
L-Luke Rockhold (TKO)
Jack Hermansson
UFC on ESPN 2
03/30/2019
13Brad Tavares
17-5 (12-5 UFC)
L-Isreal Adesanya (DEC)
W-Krzysztof Jotko (TKO)
W-Thales Leites (DEC)
14Antonio Carlos Jr.
10-2 (7-2 UFC)
W-Tim Boetsch (SUB)
W-Jack Marshman (SUB)
W-Eric Spicely (SUB)
15Elias Theodorou
16-2 (8-2 UFC)
W-Eryk Anders (DEC)
W-Trevor Smith (DEC)
W-Daniel Kelly (DEC)
Derek Brunson
UFC on ESPN+ 8
05/04/2019
16Ian Heinisch
12-1 (1-0 UFC)
W-Cezar Ferreira (DEC)
W-Justin Sumter (KO)
W-Gabriel Checco (KO)
Tom Breese
UFC on ESPN+ 5
03/16/2019
17Cezar Ferreira
13-7 (9-5 UFC)
L-Ian Heinisch (DEC)
W-Karl Roberson (SUB)
W-Nate Marquardt (DEC)
18Jack Hermansson
18-4 (5-2 UFC)
W-Gerald Meerschaert (SUB)
W-Thales Leites (TKO)
L-Thiago Santos (SUB)
David Branch
UFC on ESPN 2
03/30/2019
19Krzysztof Jotko
19-4 (6-4 UFC)
L-Brad Tavares (TKO)
L-Uriah Hall (TKO)
L-David Branch (DEC)
20Tim Boetsch
21-12 (12-11 UFC)
L-Antonio Carlos Jr. (SUB)
W-Johny Hendricks (TKO)
L-Ronaldo Souza (SUB)
Omari Akhmedov
UFC on ESPN+ 4
03/09/2019
21Eryk Anders
11-3 (3-3 UFC)
L-Elias Theodorou (DEC)
L-Thiago Santos (TKO)
W-Tim Williams (KO)
22Gerald Meerschaert
28-10 (4-2 UFC)
L-Jack Hermansson (SUB)
W-Oskar Piechota (SUB)
W-Eric Spicely (KO)
23Tom Breese
11-1 (4-1 UFC)
W-Dan Kelly (TKO)
L-Sean Strickland (DEC)
W-Keita Nakamura (DEC)
Ian Heinsich
UFC on ESPN+ 5
03/16/2019
24Daniel Kelly
13-4 (6-4 UFC)
L-Tom Breese (TKO)
L-Elias Theodorou (DEC)
L-Derek Brunson (KO)
25Bevon Lewis
6-1 (0-1 UFC)
L-Uriah Hall (KO)
W-Alton Cunningham (TKO)
W-Collin Huckbody (DEC)
NRKarl Roberson
7-2 (2-2 UFC)
L-Glover Teixeira (SUB)
W-Jack Marshman (DEC)
L-Cezar Ferreira (SUB)
NRKhalid Murtazaliev
14-2 (1-0 UFC)
W-C.B. Dollaway (TKO)
W-Alexey Sidorenko (DEC)
W-Grzegorz Siwy (TKO)
NRC.B. Dollaway
17-9 (11-9 UFC)
L-Khalid Murtazaliev (TKO)
W-Hector Lombard (DQ)
W-Ed Herman (DEC)
NRHector Lombard
34-10-1 (3-8 UFC)
L-Thales Leites (DEC)
L-C.B. Dollaway (DQ)
L-Anthony Smith (KO)
NRJack Marshman
22-8 (2-3 UFC)
L-Karl Roberson (DEC)
L-Antonio Carlos Jr. (SUB)
W-Ryan Janes (DEC)
John Phillips
UFC on ESPN+ 5
03/16/2019
NRAndrew Sanchez
10-4 (3-2 UFC)
W-Markus Perez (DEC)
L-Ryan Janes (TKO)
L-Anthony Smith (KO)
NRZak Cummings
22-6 (7-3 UFC)
W-Trevor Smith (DEC)
L-Michel Prazeres (DEC)
W-Nathan Coy (SUB)
NRTrevor Smith
15-9 (5-6 UFC)
L-Zak Cummings (DEC)
L-Elias Theodorou (DEC)
W-Chris Camozzi (DEC)
NRTrevin Giles
11-0 (2-0 UFC)
W-Antonio Braga Neto (KO)
W-James Bochnovic (KO)
W-Ryan Spann (DEC)
NRMarkus Perez
11-2 (2-2 UFC)
W-Anthony Hernandez (SUB)
L-Andrew Sanchez (DEC)
W-James Bochnovich (SUB)
NROskar Piechota
11-1-1 (2-1 UFC)
L-Gerald Meerschaert (SUB)
W-Tim Williams (KO)
W-Jonathan Wilson (DEC)
NROmari Akhmedov
17-4-1 (5-3-1 UFC)
D-Marvin Vettori (DEC)
W-Abdul Razak Alhassan (DEC)
W-Kyle Noke (DEC)
Tim Boetsch
UFC on ESPN+ 4
03/09/2019
NRMarvin Vettori
12-4-1 (2-2-1 UFC)
L-Israel Adesanya (DEC)
D-Omari Akhmedov (DEC)
W-Vitor Miranda (DEC)
NRAlessio di Chirico
12-2 (3-2 UFC)
W-Julian Marquez (DEC)
W-Oluwale Bamgbose (KO)
L-Eric Spicely (SUB)
NRJulian Marquez
7-2 (1-1 UFC)
L-Alessio di Chirico (DEC)
W-Darren Stewart (SUB)
W-Phil Hawes (KO)
NRAnthony Hernandez
7-1 (0-1 UFC)
L-Markus Perez (SUB)
W-Jordan Wright (KO)
W-Brendan Allen (DEC)
NREdmen Shahbazyan
8-0 (1-0 UFC)
W-Darren Stewart (DEC)
W-Antonio Jones (TKO)
W-Daniel McWilliams (TKO)
Charles Byrd
UFC 235
03/02/2019
NRDarren Stewart
9-4 (2-4 UFC)
L-Edmen Shahbazyan (DEC)
W-Charles Byrd (TKO)
W-Eric Spicely (TKO)
NRKevin Holland
13-4 (1-1 UFC)
W-John Phillips (SUB)
L-Thiago Santos (DEC)
W-Will Santiago (DEC)
NRAbu Azaitar
14-1-1 (1-0 UFC)
W-Vitor Miranda (DEC)
W-Michael Arrant (DEC)
W-Danny Davis (DEC)
NRAntonio Braga Neto
9-3 (1-2 UFC)
L-Trevin Giles (KO)
L-Clint Hester (DEC)
W-Anthony Smith (SUB)
NRCharles Byrd
10-5 (1-1 UFC)
L-Darren Stewart (TKO)
W-John Phillips (SUB)
W-Randall Wallace (SUB)
Edmen Shahbazyan
UFC 235
03/02/2019
NRJohn Phillips
21-8 (0-2 UFC)
L-Kevin Holland(SUB)
L-Charles Byrd (SUB)
W-Jose Lacerda (KO)
Jack Marshman
UFC on ESPN+ 5
03/16/2019
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
* Yet to debut
Georges St.Pierre
26-2 (20-2 UFC)
W-Michael Bisping (SUB)
W-Johny Hendricks (DEC)
W-Nick Diaz (DEC)
Jonathan Wilson
7-3 (1-3 UFC)
L-Oskar Piechota (DEC)
L-Ion Cutelaba (DEC)
L-Henrique da Silva (TKO)
Marcelo Guimaraes
9-2-1 (2-2 UFC)
L-Vitor Miranda (TKO)
W-Andy Enz (DEC)
L-Hyun Gyu Lim (KO)
Keith Berish
5-1 (0-1 UFC)
L-Ryan Janes (DEC)
NC-Robert Drysdale (NC)
W-Ariel Sepulveda (SUB)
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23 Comments on this post.
  • jerjapan
    29 January 2017 at 8:55 AM
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    Love this site, but you got Spicely and Alvey mixed up … Alvey is the one on the four fight winning streak with a recent victory over the guy ranked ahead of him …

    • Patrick Johnson
      13 February 2017 at 5:46 AM
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      Went to Spicely’s record says he has lost 1 but if you scroll down it shows he lost to Alvey and sanchez..

    • D.C. Ross
      9 March 2017 at 8:10 PM
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      I hear you on Spicely vs. Alvey. Reminds me of when Brenneman defeated Rick Story. Yes, Alvey submitted Spicely, but after that Alvey lost a decision to Elias Theodorou. Elias was then soundly beaten by Thiago Santos. Then in a huge upset, Spicely submitted Santos.

      Until a few things sort out, the timeline is…Spicely>Santos>Theodorou>Alvey. Many can argue that Alvey’s biggest win is Marquardt, but remember, Santos beat Marquardt and Spicely beat Santos afterwards.

  • Patrick Johnson
    15 December 2016 at 9:57 AM
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    I think your tuff 23 winner will rise in this chart after his next fight. He is your #31 but already beat your # 19. That kid is tough/tuff/tough! He seems to get better every fight.

    • D.C. Ross
      15 December 2016 at 9:44 PM
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      Sanchez has looked real good. All he needs is a step up in competition to prove he belongs amongst the elite. He does have that win over Spicely, but that was prior to Spicely upsetting Thiago Santos. Thank you for your insight.

  • A.K johnson
    3 December 2016 at 11:38 PM
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    He killed by marshman

  • Mr.Snrub
    6 December 2014 at 7:43 PM
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    CM Punk is gonna die in the Octagon isn’t he?

  • Marcelo Menezes
    10 October 2013 at 8:08 AM
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    I wanna see Francis Carmont x Ronaldo Souza

    • Marcelo Menezes
      28 November 2013 at 9:55 AM
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      Thanks UFC!!!

      • D.C. Ross
        28 November 2013 at 11:28 AM
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        Agreed, thanks to the UFC and all of the fighters that give up time with their families to entertain us.

        • Andrew Craig
          25 April 2014 at 9:23 AM
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          Carmont entertains you?

  • Joe
    17 February 2013 at 5:34 AM
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    • rankingmma
      17 February 2013 at 9:17 AM
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      Thank you for the link and update. The change has been made.

  • rankingmma
    12 January 2013 at 6:39 PM
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    Done!

  • admin
    18 November 2012 at 10:52 AM
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    I do count it as a loss, but look at what was happening before the illegal shots were landed. Cote was rocked by Sakara’s big elbows and would have likely been finished had Sakara landed some legal blows.

    I want you to look back at Erick Silva vs. Carlo Prater before thinking I am crazy for the new rankings. Did you have Prater ranked above Silva after the DQ? I don’t think anyone did because Silva was surely going to win the fight had he not been disqualified. It is the same exact situation here with Cote-Sakara.

  • Jerry Clark
    14 November 2012 at 7:23 AM
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    Shoulb be Bisping Vs Weidmen and winnner should get
    title shot.

  • dWd
    22 October 2012 at 1:55 PM
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    Vitor Belfort should be No2,right?

  • dWd
    24 September 2012 at 8:48 PM
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    Well i was wrong about Stann and Bisping,Bisping fought smart and got the win.I agree with you putting him as No.1 contender,but i think there’s little chance of him points fighting his way to victory over Silva.As far as my rankings go,i’m moving Stann down rather than Bisping up.

    • admin
      25 September 2012 at 8:27 AM
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      It’s still tough ranking Bisping ahead of Weidman, but Weidman is lacking overall experience against the elite of the division. We know what we have with Bisping, a well-rounded fighter that has been able to hold his own against everyone not named Dan Henderson.

      Stann’s ground game is still holding him back and likely always will. All of his recent losses (Bisping, Sonnen, Davis, Soszynski) were attributed to him being taken down to the ground. Stann hits like a truck, but he can’t do that from his back.

      Anderson Silva vs. Bisping does not bode well for “The Count,” but he deserves his shot more so than some other former title challengers (Leites, Cote, Maia). Bisping has fought 17 times for the UFC since TUF 3. He has basically carried the flag for England’s MMA scene over the last 5 years. Plus, Silva vs. Bisping will create a lot more hype rather than Silva vs. Weidman. Sure, Weidman has the better chance of beating Silva, but Weidman is also just a few fights into his UFC career. This might be Bisping’s best and only shot at fighting for a title.

      • dWd
        25 September 2012 at 11:57 PM
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        Bisping is no chance if were being honest. Weidman needs clear win over Tim Boetsch now to pressure Dana to put him ahead of Bisping.

        • admin
          26 September 2012 at 9:23 AM
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          Yes, you are correct on both points. I wouldn’t mind seeing Bisping vs. Franklin in the meantime. People are sleeping on Franklin due to his age and inactivity, but the guy has more than held his own at MW. Bisping/Franklin could probably headline a European fight card. Of course this is all dependent on Franklin beating Cung Le next month.

  • dWdHELLCAT
    5 September 2012 at 11:43 PM
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    i have stann at 5 and bisping at 10,and stann wins,probably by knockout,but hey we’ll see. and has vitor really moved to LHW? or is his fight with jones just a one off? and i’m gunna wait till sonnen actually fights at LHW before i rank him as one.

    • admin
      6 September 2012 at 8:04 PM
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      I think Stann is a solid pick in this fight, but Bisping’s underrated wrestling may be the difference maker. As for Belfort, I agree with you, he is probably moving back to middleweight should he lose.

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